Period
to 19 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Finance 18,799 19,127 18,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.97% 21.07% 19.13%
As % of the General category 53.52% 52.87% 52.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,080 13,507 13,614
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £308 £294
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 166 270
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.33 £10.98
90th Percentile £51.30 £47.83 £55.80
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £22.42 £20.50
% change year-on-year +7.04% +9.38% -2.38%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 35,123 36,180 36,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.31% 39.86% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,331 24,110 24,558
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 786 886
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.75 £23.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.80% +9.16% +3.33%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +13.04% -3.16%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 11,482 £525 - 2,157
South East 0 2,682 £450 +5.88% 596
North of England -1 1,660 £413 +3.13% 607
South West 0 1,175 £425 +3.03% 313
Midlands -3 1,010 £425 +3.66% 377
North West -4 776 £415 +2.47% 347
Yorkshire -1 769 £413 +0.12% 221
East of England -3 724 £500 +11.11% 215
West Midlands -4 568 £425 +6.25% 242
East Midlands -2 390 £391 -7.94% 135
North East -10 118 £450 +12.50% 40
South Coast +3 4 £425 -
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 5,293 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 3,616 (19.24%) Banking
3 2,898 (15.42%) SQL
4 2,441 (12.98%) Java
5 2,152 (11.45%) Microsoft
6 2,151 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 2,070 (11.01%) Project Management
8 1,767 (9.40%) Oracle
9 1,713 (9.11%) JavaScript
10 1,712 (9.11%) C#
11 1,637 (8.71%) Windows
12 1,509 (8.03%) SQL Server
13 1,500 (7.98%) Scrum
14 1,497 (7.96%) .NET
15 1,496 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
16 1,369 (7.28%) SAP
17 1,366 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
18 1,353 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
19 1,340 (7.13%) DevOps
20 1,325 (7.05%) Python
21 1,323 (7.04%) Migration
22 1,307 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
23 1,302 (6.93%) TDD
24 1,257 (6.69%) Linux
25 1,179 (6.27%) Degree
26 1,141 (6.07%) HTML
27 1,138 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
28 1,064 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
29 1,027 (5.46%) Analytics
30 989 (5.26%) Change Management

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 446 (2.37%) Apache Spark
2 412 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 343 (1.82%) Confluence
4 223 (1.19%) SAS
5 209 (1.11%) CMS
6 204 (1.09%) Apache
7 199 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 169 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 157 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 133 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 131 (0.70%) IIS
12 123 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 105 (0.56%) Skype for Business
14 90 (0.48%) Mule
15 87 (0.46%) WebLogic
16 84 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
17 71 (0.38%) JBoss
18 64 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
19 63 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
19 63 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1,064 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 743 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 456 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 334 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 309 (1.64%) MS Visio
6 89 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 73 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 67 (0.36%) InVision
9 50 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
10 30 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 15 (0.080%) Open Workbench
12 12 (0.064%) SPSS
13 9 (0.048%) Acrobat
14 8 (0.043%) InDesign
15 6 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
15 6 (0.032%) Chatbot
16 5 (0.027%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.027%) UserZoom
17 4 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
17 4 (0.021%) Stata
Business Applications
1 205 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 191 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 164 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 150 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
5 136 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 112 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
7 111 (0.59%) SAP FI
8 109 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
9 97 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
10 92 (0.49%) SAP CO
11 89 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
12 88 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
13 85 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
14 72 (0.38%) SAP ERP
15 71 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 67 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 60 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
18 57 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
19 55 (0.29%) NetSuite
20 49 (0.26%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1,307 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1,138 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 541 (2.88%) Office 365
4 277 (1.47%) PaaS
5 223 (1.19%) SaaS
6 212 (1.13%) GitHub
7 208 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
8 167 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
8 167 (0.89%) IaaS
9 156 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
10 142 (0.76%) Serverless
11 134 (0.71%) OpenShift
12 105 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 90 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
14 84 (0.45%) npm
15 83 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
16 61 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
17 58 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 53 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
19 46 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 420 (2.23%) Firewall
2 270 (1.44%) WAN
3 253 (1.35%) LAN
4 236 (1.26%) DNS
5 218 (1.16%) Internet
6 195 (1.04%) Network Security
7 189 (1.01%) TCP/IP
8 173 (0.92%) SMS
9 167 (0.89%) VPN
10 151 (0.80%) Skype
11 141 (0.75%) SAN
12 115 (0.61%) HTTP
13 108 (0.57%) Wireless
14 107 (0.57%) DHCP
15 91 (0.48%) BGP
16 89 (0.47%) MPLS
17 78 (0.41%) OSPF
18 76 (0.40%) SSL
19 72 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
20 70 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,509 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 705 (3.75%) Big Data
3 680 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
4 581 (3.09%) Hadoop
5 459 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 452 (2.40%) Relational Database
7 359 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 339 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 300 (1.60%) MongoDB
10 278 (1.48%) Power BI
11 263 (1.40%) MySQL
12 237 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
13 230 (1.22%) Blockchain
14 228 (1.21%) Apache Hive
15 216 (1.15%) Oracle Database
16 201 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 163 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
18 145 (0.77%) RDBMS
19 136 (0.72%) HBase
20 129 (0.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 891 (4.74%) Git (software)
2 864 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 756 (4.02%) JIRA
4 392 (2.09%) Selenium
5 374 (1.99%) Maven
6 246 (1.31%) TeamCity
7 245 (1.30%) Cucumber
8 239 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 229 (1.22%) Visual Studio
10 186 (0.99%) Subversion
11 168 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
12 163 (0.87%) JUnit
13 149 (0.79%) SpecFlow
14 135 (0.72%) webpack
15 115 (0.61%) WebDriver
16 109 (0.58%) NUnit
17 104 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 93 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
19 91 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
20 89 (0.47%) Jasmine
General
1 3,616 (19.24%) Banking
2 865 (4.60%) Front Office
3 820 (4.36%) Telecoms
4 816 (4.34%) Marketing
5 764 (4.06%) Retail
6 722 (3.84%) Investment Banking
7 717 (3.81%) Manufacturing
8 716 (3.81%) Financial Institution
9 548 (2.92%) Legal
10 453 (2.41%) Electronics
11 296 (1.57%) Back Office
12 255 (1.36%) Retail Banking
13 234 (1.24%) Advertising
14 186 (0.99%) Law
15 180 (0.96%) General Ledger
16 160 (0.85%) Billing
17 101 (0.54%) Publishing
18 87 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
19 69 (0.37%) Games
20 66 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 4,726 (25.14%) Developer
2 3,247 (17.27%) Analyst
3 1,898 (10.10%) Project Manager
4 1,389 (7.39%) Business Analyst
5 1,351 (7.19%) Architect
6 1,039 (5.53%) Java Developer
7 988 (5.26%) Consultant
8 822 (4.37%) C# Developer
9 725 (3.86%) Senior Developer
10 589 (3.13%) .NET Developer
11 517 (2.75%) Financial Analyst
12 485 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
13 424 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
14 396 (2.11%) IT Manager
15 371 (1.97%) React Developer
16 362 (1.93%) Data Analyst
17 357 (1.90%) Designer
18 343 (1.82%) SQL Developer
19 338 (1.80%) C# .NET Developer
20 305 (1.62%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,497 (7.96%) .NET
2 1,141 (6.07%) HTML
3 952 (5.06%) AngularJS
4 916 (4.87%) CSS
5 865 (4.60%) Web Services
6 703 (3.74%) React
7 641 (3.41%) REST
8 628 (3.34%) Spring
9 522 (2.78%) Node.js
10 515 (2.74%) HTML5
11 500 (2.66%) RESTful
12 493 (2.62%) XML
13 445 (2.37%) Middleware
14 434 (2.31%) JSON
15 433 (2.30%) ASP.NET
16 418 (2.22%) Kafka
17 387 (2.06%) SOAP
18 343 (1.82%) jQuery
19 265 (1.41%) CSS3
20 258 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1,496 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 780 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
3 762 (4.05%) User Experience
4 555 (2.95%) Fintech
5 501 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 470 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 468 (2.49%) Fixed Income
8 464 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 458 (2.44%) Data Centre
10 370 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
11 348 (1.85%) Derivative
12 286 (1.52%) Algorithms
13 274 (1.46%) Equities
14 269 (1.43%) Mobile App
15 212 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 212 (1.13%) Hedge funds
15 212 (1.13%) Virtual Team
16 158 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
17 116 (0.62%) Credit Risk
17 116 (0.62%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,637 (8.71%) Windows
2 1,257 (6.69%) Linux
3 820 (4.36%) Unix
4 401 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 393 (2.09%) Windows 10
6 298 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 265 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 256 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 233 (1.24%) Android
10 160 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 147 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 107 (0.57%) Solaris
13 66 (0.35%) AIX
14 48 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 41 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
16 40 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 34 (0.18%) Windows XP
18 28 (0.15%) Mac OS X
19 23 (0.12%) CentOS
20 15 (0.080%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,293 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 2,151 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 2,070 (11.01%) Project Management
4 1,500 (7.98%) Scrum
5 1,366 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
6 1,353 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
7 1,340 (7.13%) DevOps
8 1,323 (7.04%) Migration
9 1,302 (6.93%) TDD
10 1,027 (5.46%) Analytics
11 989 (5.26%) Change Management
12 956 (5.09%) ITIL
13 938 (4.99%) Test Automation
14 897 (4.77%) Business Analysis
15 880 (4.68%) Programme Management
16 859 (4.57%) PRINCE2
17 823 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
18 815 (4.34%) SDLC
19 799 (4.25%) Microservices
20 761 (4.05%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2,898 (15.42%) SQL
2 2,441 (12.98%) Java
3 1,713 (9.11%) JavaScript
4 1,712 (9.11%) C#
5 1,325 (7.05%) Python
6 444 (2.36%) PowerShell
7 410 (2.18%) Java 8
8 382 (2.03%) C++
9 344 (1.83%) T-SQL
10 274 (1.46%) Scala
11 256 (1.36%) VBA
12 253 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 253 (1.35%) C
13 245 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 226 (1.20%) TypeScript
15 224 (1.19%) Ruby
16 223 (1.19%) Shell Script
17 201 (1.07%) Perl
18 172 (0.91%) ES6
19 168 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,179 (6.27%) Degree
2 676 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 498 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 224 (1.19%) CISSP
5 211 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 201 (1.07%) PMI Certification
7 199 (1.06%) PMP
8 196 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 171 (0.91%) ISEB
10 138 (0.73%) CISM
11 129 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 125 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 118 (0.63%) CCNP
14 112 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 110 (0.59%) Master's Degree
16 106 (0.56%) ISTQB
17 93 (0.49%) CCNA
17 93 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
18 91 (0.48%) CISA
18 91 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 655 (3.48%) QA
2 641 (3.41%) PMO
3 311 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 281 (1.49%) GDPR
5 258 (1.37%) SLA
6 117 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 105 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 100 (0.53%) IFRS
9 97 (0.52%) PCI DSS
10 76 (0.40%) PSD2
11 62 (0.33%) COBIT
12 59 (0.31%) MiFID
13 55 (0.29%) GCP
14 37 (0.20%) Solvency II
15 27 (0.14%) EMIR
15 27 (0.14%) IFRS 9
16 23 (0.12%) HIPAA
17 19 (0.10%) JSP 440
18 18 (0.096%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 18 (0.096%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 701 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 672 (3.57%) Docker
3 312 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 125 (0.66%) XenDesktop
5 119 (0.63%) XenApp
6 105 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 103 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 96 (0.51%) HDFS
9 90 (0.48%) vSphere
10 69 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 65 (0.35%) Hyper-V
12 56 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
13 42 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
14 39 (0.21%) Apache Flume
15 26 (0.14%) BitLocker
15 26 (0.14%) ProxySG
16 25 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
17 24 (0.13%) NFS
18 23 (0.12%) XenServer
19 19 (0.10%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 477 (2.54%) Ansible
2 377 (2.01%) Kubernetes
3 348 (1.85%) Terraform
4 321 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
5 315 (1.68%) Puppet
6 240 (1.28%) SCCM
7 93 (0.49%) Oozie
8 86 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
9 63 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
10 54 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
10 54 (0.29%) Packer
11 41 (0.22%) WSUS
12 40 (0.21%) Mesos
12 40 (0.21%) Salt
13 39 (0.21%) Control-M
14 38 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 36 (0.19%) HP ALM
16 34 (0.18%) SCOM
17 32 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
17 32 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2,152 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 1,767 (9.40%) Oracle
3 1,369 (7.28%) SAP
4 527 (2.80%) VMware
5 448 (2.38%) Cisco
6 378 (2.01%) Citrix
7 361 (1.92%) IBM
8 268 (1.43%) Tableau
9 263 (1.40%) Google
10 229 (1.22%) Red Hat
11 227 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 211 (1.12%) Splunk
13 180 (0.96%) HP
14 160 (0.85%) ServiceNow
15 151 (0.80%) Adobe
16 148 (0.79%) Bloomberg
17 128 (0.68%) Sybase
18 117 (0.62%) CheckPoint
18 117 (0.62%) Hyperion
19 107 (0.57%) Apple